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Old 07-18-2007, 10:50 AM   #11
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Bananas add a creamy texture to a smoothie. If it's frozen, some of the ice can be eliminated.

I also add some golden flax seeds. Great way to get the Omega 3's.

In addition, sometimes I add creamy peanut butter, almond butter, or tahini (ground sesame seeds) to give it more protein.

Experiment and see what works best for your family. Have fun!
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:53 AM   #12
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My base consists of 1/4 cup of Better'n Eggs, 1/4 cup of either plain, non-fat yogurt or unflavored soy milk, 1/2 cup of cranberry juice, and half a banana. To this I will add 2 scoops of whey protein (either vanilla or chocolate, depending on the fruit), 4 ounces of frozen fruit such as strawberries, raspberries, mixed berries, peachs, mango, etc and 6 ice cubes.
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Old 07-18-2007, 11:56 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by evenstranger
my wife likes to add flax seeds.
Just a point of order. Unless she grinds the flax seeds, they're undigestable and will just pass on through without providing any nutritional benefit.
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:15 PM   #14
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Just a point of order. Unless she grinds the flax seeds, they're undigestable and will just pass on through without providing any nutritional benefit.
I also use flax seeds (see earlier post). I put everything in a Vita-Mix and the flax seeds are thoroughly ground up. I don't know if other blenders are high-powered enough to do this, but the Vita-Mix is. If someone's blender is less powerful, place the flax seeds in a coffee/spice grinder before adding to the smoothie mixture in the blender.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:33 PM   #15
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Here is my favorate smoothie recipe:
  • 1/2 Milk
  • 5 Frozen Strawberries
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
  • 4 Ice Cubes (Ice tray size)
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
Also a bit more unusual one:
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Tbsp Green Tea Powder
  • 5 Ice Cubes
  • 2 TBSP Sugar
  • 1/2 Plain Yogurt
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:19 PM   #16
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I don't have a recipe but I make smoothies all the time.

If you skip yogurt I'd do a banana for creaminess. I never use ice, just frozen fruit, yogurt and milk. For fruit I always use a banana and a combo of whatever I have in the freezer . . . mango, peaches, berries, etc.
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:25 PM   #17
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I make a smoothie almost every morning.
this makes 1 large smoothie

into a blender place
1 banana
1/2 c yogurt (eyeball it)
1/4 c orange juice (eyeball it)
splash Bom Dia Mongosteen juice
handful of frozen berries (blueberries and strawberries)

blend it all up. Sometimes I add a nectarine or a mango in with it.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:43 AM   #18
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Mine is pretty easy

Some Protein Powder
Cultured Yogurt
Oat Bran
Milled Flax Seed
Skim Milk
Raspberries.
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I usually use about 1/2 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of non fat yogurt. I throw in a little bannna and frozen berries. i get the frozen mixed berries at the store and keep them in the freezor. Sometimes I might throw in some chocolate syrup too
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